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Watch Out: Your Twitter Thirst DMs Aren't Safe

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Sliding into someone's DMs on Twitter -- hitting up their direct messages as a not-so-subtle way of maybe scoring some date/Netflix time -- is a powerful new form of networking with your body. It's a tentative step after months (or years) of thirst faves, a hilarious meme, and a handy way to expose creeps. And now, a class action lawsuit alleges that DM sliding isn't safe -- or, more specifically, that direct messages on Twitter aren't safe, because Twitter's algorithm reads and occasionally modifies them to increase its traffic statistics.

The Hollywood Reporter's story on the suit doesn't suggest any serious concern about employees of Twitter actually going in and reading the depressing, deeply thirsty DM you send at 11:47 PM last Friday night. But still, it could happen. And that should be enough for all of us to run scared back up the slide. If only someone could save us with a power slide....


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